Heerfordt syndrome: a cause of facial paralysis

F P Bopp, M L Cheney, P B Donzis, J A White, H T Reed
Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society 1990, 142 (2): 13-5
Heerfordt syndrome is an unusual manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis and is characterized by parotitis, uveitis, and facial nerve paralysis. A case is presented and the clinical manifestations are discussed. Angiotensin converting enzyme assays along with tissue biopsy demonstrating noncaseating granulomas confirm the diagnosis.

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